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after 16 years, when i open an agenda or review things, it does become quite easy compared to the first few years. he was right there. many thanks for the lunch today. thank you for the people you invited. i really appreciate that. to every speaker, i appreciate that. i know how hard it is to give a time. thank you. tom representing the fisherman's wharf area, i love fisherman's wharf. i like to see how wonderful everybody is down there, all of the staff and people. it is a great spot. i am so glad to a been a bigger part of it. all the things said in my commander's proclamation, the
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dry dock is something we're happy about, the recycling. the top of the list is definitely giants ballpark. to me, that is to highlight region that is the highlight. working with people like jack bauer. he is incredible. they honored the employees they have had for over 20 years. it is amazing how many. it is like the port staff and port itself. people come to the port. it is a good job. it should be a good job. >> i guess there is 15 commissioners. now, it will be 16 for sure, but there is a pretty good location,
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a pretty good opportunity for people to be a commissioner because it averages, like, a new one every year almost, which is terrific. dianne feinstein gave me my first appointment. so i will always be grateful to her. we have become good friends, and i got another appointment from her, human rights commission. then, mayor jordan appointed me to this commission. prior, he had appointed me to public utilities. then, mayer brown, to me, is the biggest hero on the waterfront. his dynamic personality and leadership and charisma and fortitude -- whatever you call it -- the driving force was really instrumental in the whole waterfront. then, there -- mayor newsom.
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i had a hunch that the last time he appointed me, it would be the last appointment to the board. he was very open with that. but i did not share that with anybody until just now. [laughter] commander -- my father's brother is a commander. he is a hero. fortunately, he survived and became a commander and now lives in denver and moved out of the bay area about 20 years ago, so i'm going to have to tell him there is another commander in the family. so i'm trying to make sure, earlier today, my mentor was at the luncheon. he had to leave, but john is my eldest, dearest, labor mentor. leroy king from the longshoreman was my mentor, especially after
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jimmy herman died. jimmy was just the best. the love to sit next to jimmy at meetings, and he was a real guiding force. passing jimmy herman and terry bridges. i hope to see when commissioner brandon passes me. that would be good. he takes second place. i hope i did not leave anybody out. it has been fun. i love it. i loved serving as commissioner. those wonderful people, ernestine white, who probably attended more meetings than any other commissioner, so, ernestine, thank you for all your opinions, and we took it serious. and when tom said earlier that
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-- we definitely care what he said, but i listened -- no, that is not true. the person on the waterfront that always made the most sense was tom. since he does it from his heart, he does for the right thing, and he will accept any challenge, and, tom, you are the best. i appreciate that. i have to leave now because i'm going to go to susie roth's wake -- memorial service. down at delancey street, so i still cannot get away. as and getting out of my car in the parking lot, which i will turn my pass in. i told them this is my last official thing. i got out of the car and i went back to get my agenda, and i said i do not need the agenda. all those years, i only forgot my agenda once, but with an you know it, the secretary, always there, she had an extra one for
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me. so i will miss everyone here. i am going to enjoy the fire commission that i know. lastly, i would just like to say in "the wizard of oz," judy garland said, "i will miss you the most." so, amy, i will miss you the most. you are the best. [applause] >> did you want to read itemsc through e?
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oh, b, sorry. >> item from the consent calendar, 8a, request approval of fiscal year 2010-2011 executive director salary and benefit 8 itemb, request approval of delegation of authority that executive director of prime consultation with two port commissioners to approve matters in or affecting the fisherman's wharf waterfront until such time as port commissioners exceeded, and 8 itemc, contract modification to contract #2739, pier 33 sidewalk improvement project, to increase the contract amount by an additional amount of $36,575 and extend the contract duration by additional 15 california 8 days,d, request -- by an additional eight days, 8d, consulting services for the peer
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70 master plan area and to increase the contract amount by $92,470 to $1,342,372. item 8e, request authorization to execute a contract modification with contract inc. to extend substantial completion date and an additional 55 days to october 31, 2010, for installation of a short time power service for cruise ships at pier 27, contract #2722. >> so move. >> is there public comment on these items? seeing none, all those in favor? any opposed? ok, >> item 9a, request approval to increase the authority delegated to the public defender for award of public works and community contacts consistent with the threshold
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amount defined in chapter 6 of san francisco administrative code from $50,000 to $100,000. >> good afternoon. my name is norma nelson. i'm the contract manager for the port. i'm here to present this item. first of all, i would like to acknowledge the existence of the new supervisor for helping me, too. i appreciate that very much. with that, i would like to give you some highlights of the report by way of a background on the current city policy, the reason why this policy would be helpful.
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basically, there are two sections of the administrative code that govern the resolution that is before you today. it is currently at a dollar threshold of $400,000. then, there is chapter 6 of the administrative code that governs professional services which currently add a $100,000 threshold. that is the amount that is authorized to city departments under the direction of the city purchasers. the port commission has a single dollar threshold amount for both of those types of bonds, and that type of threshold least $50,000, and that dollar threshold has been in place since the 1980's, and the resolution before you today is our proposal basically to adjust the conflict in the dollar amount that the port
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commission uses to award contracts and that with those thresholds that are established in the administrative code. adoption of this resolution would also streamline the contract in process, and it would make it easier for u.s. commissioners as well as sports staff in terms of reducing the number of staff reports that are before you. in fact, there is one item on your agenda today that would not be there if we had this in place, so we are asking that you approve the resolution before you that would increase the dollar threshold for construction contracts from the current level of $50,000 to $400,000 and increase the dollar threshold for $50,000 the -- for approval of professional service contracts within the limits as established by the administrative code and other the delegation of authority that is provided by the purchaser. that concludes my report.
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>> so move. second. >> comment on this item? any other questions? >> i would just like to make clear that the basics for the $400,000 for services is a lapse in time since 1980. it is not a code set in chapter 6 that was an unintended error statement. >> so, as we discussed, this is a dollar amount set in the 1980's. the port has grown tenfold since then. >> absolutely. >> thank you for the correction. i meant to say that that was $50,000 adopted by the port commission. >> so we have a motion and second. all those in favor? any opposed? ok, thank you. the am a9 itemb, informational report on the port's final biannual capital budget for fiscal years 2010-2011 and 2011-
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2012. >> good afternoon. deputy director finance and administration. the purpose of this informational item is to advise you on any material changes to the biennial annual operating and capital budgets. from the proposed budget that the port commission approved on march 9, 2010. both budgets have changed. as a result of the mayor's office and board of supervisors review. starting first with the operating budget, the fiscal year 2011 budget is 66 million, $382,000. these changes are a result primarily of reductions in salary and fringe benefit costs from the public employee wage concession agreement, and that goes for both years. also significant as the reduction in countywide cost allocation. the cost of the work orders
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increased overall in fiscal year 2010-2011 $640,000, due to increases as police department services here the planning department for ceqa review, and the workers' compensation budget because of higher than anticipated cost the entire year. these increases were offset by reductions in work orders. the annual budget, which were allocated on projects, was a very small net change of $6,000. as you will see on page 5 of the staff report, funding for architectural and engineering consulting services and the computerized maintenance management project was reduced and the storm water control projects and hearing had project were increase. the fiscal year 2010-fiscal year 2012 operating budget decreased. this is a result of the changes
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i described, excluding the work orders. for the capital budget, appropriations decreased $58.1 million, and this is a result of the decision for the port to secure the park bonds project funding to a supplemental appropriation this year. instead, it is part of the budget process. this will allow the board of supervisors to more carefully review the recreation and parks department, and reports portion of thed.o. bond funds. the capital budget was not changed. the board of supervisors did reduce the 2010-2011 operating budget by 460,000, and the 11-12 operating budget by $610,000. ports that -- the port was successful in having these reallocations allocated back to the port to enhance our work force development efforts as well as to expand our
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environmental stewardship efforts. finally, it would preserve a 15% operating reserve, as is required by this commission's policy, and that includes a summary of all materials. i would be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> what is the significance of having adopted this budget? >> we will go through line items just as in past years and reviewing the budget. the purpose is to set expectations for the second year, to have better forecasting into the second year, and to eventually -- still always have that line-item review, but to get the second year more
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certain. >> it is not as if it were formally adopted for the year? >> it is adopted. it is in the appropriation ordinance, but subject to change during overview. >> this is information only, correct? is there any public comment on this item? ok, thank you. >> item 10a, informational presentation on the blue green waste planning guidelines, to expand the public open space network, allowing the city's central and southern waterfront china basin channel to san francisco county line. >> commissioners, i'm here to provide you an update on the progress for the planning at the blue green light. i last presented to the commission on this item on january 2009, september 2009, and february of this year.
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i also wanted to provide an update on the community meeting that we had on may 26 and recognize that this is truly an interagency effort with a lot of other city agencies and partners participating. the blue-green way, again, is generally far mission creep on the north to the county line on the south. the blue greenway project is an effort by the city to complete the bay trail and a water trail. they trail is the nine-county 600 mile circular trail around the bay, and the water trail is similar to provide access to and on to the water on the day, so when we refer to the blue green way, we are referring to the city's effort to completed and the bay water trail -- i'm sorry, the day trail and the bay water trail. as you are aware, the funding for the planning and many of the
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projects originated from the passage of propositiona in 2008. the court received $33.5 million, $22.5 million which were identified for the blue green way. this lists the projects that we have identified initially that we could potentially improve including the planning process that is now under way in a variety of projects, but we also need to recognize that of all the projects we have identified, we will not be able to complete the mall, so part of the funding is prioritizing the projects we can get to. on may 26, we had our first community workshop where we presented the culmination out what we call the existing conditions document along the blue green way. each of the commissioners receive a document of this. it is available on the website of the port, and i need to thank commissioner brand and for
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attending the meeting and helping to steward the project along. it was a long meeting but well attended. we covered the planning process, the planning context, the existing conditions and opportunities and constraints, the best practices, and the next steps in the planning process. i'm going to try to briefly summarize each of these in this presentation, and i'm moving too quickly, slow me down. i also want to recognize some of the other partner agencies that attended the meeting and have been participating, including the mayor's office of greening, department of public works, who is assisting in providing very much support for the project, the planning department, recreation park to parkm and,ta, bike -- recreation and parks department, mta, the association of bay area government, the conservancy, the california state parks, and the bay conservation development commission, all of which attended the first workshop as well as approximately 70
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stakeholders in the process. again, the purpose of the blue- green way planning and design guidelines and community planning process to coordinate with the other agencies, as i just referred to them, coordinate the stakeholders, including the use of our existing advisory committees, catalog the existing conditions, review the best practices from other waterfronts around the world, develop process for open spaces, develop standards for with finding, develop cost estimates and prioritization, and hopefully identify all the sources of funding to help us complete the projects, and what we have on the bottom is we just finished the second phase and concluded the third phase. we concluded the second phase with the third workshop in may. as part of covering the existing conditions, as a document, we
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wanted to review existing plans and policies that are in place. there are three categories along the blue green light. there are existing plans and policies that affect the entire system. there are existing plans and policies that were developed through neighborhood plans, and then, there are existing community plans that were developed throughout the length of the system, so we reviewed all of those documents, summarized all those elements that are pertinent to the blue- green way, and included that summary within the document we prepared. as well as looking at the existing conditions, we wanted to look at what the resources of open spaces are that are out there today, not only along the blue green light, but within half a mile so that we could identify what types of deficiencies might exist and how new carts might be able to fill those efficiency gaps.
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to help organize the blue green way, approximately 13 miles long, we tried to divide it into three sub-areas. the no. sub area, which is from mission creek is lace creek, and includes mission bay and the central waterfront and illinois street. the central sub area, which includes open spaces, harris had park, india basin, cargo way, and jennings and hudson street, and what we call the southern portions of blue-green light, which is basically the hunters point shipyard and candlestick park areas. in addition to looking at the existing open spaces, we wanted to look back -- well, so, as part of looking at the existing conditions, we identified approximately 32 different sites, and for each of those
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sites -- and this is just an example of one of them -- we provided for those and plans, site features, site descriptions, brief descriptions of what occurs at the open spaces, the program of uses that are accommodate it, how to connect with in the larger system, unique features that may be part of the park, whether it is our interpretation or other landscape features that are unique to it. an analysis of the site furnishing, any potential vision for the site that was done through previous planning efforts, and where there are opportunities or constraints to improving the park. this is one example, and i know that the audience like we cannot read this, but again, it is available online, and it shows the detail we went to on each of these parks, both on property and off. in addition, we wanted to look at how the blue green way system connects as part of the larger
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system, and in the northern waterfront, we have the embarcadero, not that connects all the open spaces, and southern is very much different. it is an industrial setting, so some of the things we're looking at is how we can improve the road ways to connect what we are calling linking streets that connect the parts together, and on how we can better connect the neighborhoods to the parks. so that is what this map illustrates, the alignment of the blue green way, some of the linking streets and connecting streets and how it relates to the city hosted by civil system plan. again, this is just an illustration of how we looked at each of the linking streets and connector streets. we looked at the existing conditions and what are some of the opportunities for improving it in the future. an example of the connector streets are now reposes streets, 20th street, 22nd street, and the central waterfront connecting neighborhood down to the
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waterfront, so we can engage more people to utilize the open spaces. again, another section of the existing conditions document was to review best practices from around the country and the world. we first started with our own waterfront land use plan and design and access element. we also looked at the embarcadero, not standards, which eventually -- hopefully the system will read as a single unit so you can travel from fisherman's wharf all the way over to herons head park and be on a single identifiable system. updating existing guidelines. we look at the city of oakland's waterfront trail. hudson river park in new york, and the blue waste plant in the city of vancouver, canada, and the one that most resembles our waterfront is the port of oakland's waterfront plan, which is a good example of some of the work that we can apply to the southern waterfront. as a part of best practices, we looked at sign it, how we can improve sign it to provide
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continuity on the system, site furnishings -- how we design and establish criteria for furnishings that are durable, made tenable, comfortable, and usable. and again, the idea of connections. how do we connect open spaces together down to the waterfront? a good example of this is in vancouver where they have lives that come down to the waterfront so that it is not a linear system that if you drop from at&t park to herons head park, you just have to jog back, but you might be able to look into the neighborhood and provide down to the water and back up into the neighborhood, so it is something we're looking at as part of the connector street along the blue green way. since the community workshop and at the community workshop, we received a number of commons. most of them work around these six areas regarding have attacked. there were comments that we need to identify appropriate places
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to allow for future habitat and make sure that they are compatible with the types of programming and news is we are talking about for some of the open spaces. there were also comments regarding environmental issues, indicating that we need to identify more clearly in the document where there are issues related to contamination that may impact future open spaces. we also need to look at accommodating sea level rise as part of the future planning. ford's discussion about water access, how we need to plan for a future date that is more accessible for swimmers and people that want to actively engage in water access and water activities and look for the appropriate places that can accommodate those uses, and then, there is also the desire that we continue to look at how we improve access and circulation, so how can we improve illinois street carve away, and the other streets that are connected the streets together? we are working closely with mta
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on that. there were also comments about stewardship, how we can work to involve the community better, how we can maybe extend programs, like we have a displaced landing where we have a kayak club that operates in exchange for storing their equipment, and they do maintenance on the park, and a lot of people felt that was a good example of programs that we should try to continue to engage the community and the stewardship of our open spaces. there were a lot of comments about individual part uses and to many to go into, but some of the ones that came up again were the need for habitat, the need for a non-motorized bmx bikes where there was a large population of folks that talk about that, and there was a state board contingency that came to the meeting that talk about the need to provide not only within the parks, but as a means of travel up and down the waterfront. these are

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